Windows® XP File and Folder Management
What should you know about file and folder management in Windows XP?
Each and every folder in Windows OS gives you easy access to common file and folder management tasks. A record of hyperlinked tasks is furnished next to the folder contents, as you open any folder on your computer. From the tasks furnished here, you can easily choose a file or folder, and then click a task that you need to do on your file or folder. You can choose any option to rename, copy, move, or delete the selected file or folder. You can choose the option that would let you send the file in an e-mail attachment or to publish the file on the web. There are also several other specialized tasks provided that you can make use of other than the basic file and folder tasks. From 'My Computer', you can view and select the driver allocated in your computer, removable storage connected to your computer. You can easily make use of the task links to view the details about your computer change your computer settings by employing the Control Panel and to perform other system management tasks. You can use your Recycle Bin to delete the files or folders permanently or to restore the deleted files.
The file and folder management in Windows XP system are:
- Delete a file or folder
- Publish a file or folder over the Internet
- Change the name of a file or folder
Delete a file or folder
To delete a file or folder in your Windows XP computer, you can navigate to the file or folder that you want to delete. If the file or folder that you want to delete is in your 'My Documents', you can click 'Start' and open the 'My Documents'. If the desired file or folder is not in the 'My Documents', you can use your Windows Search to find it. After finding the desired file or folder, you can click the file or folder you want to delete. Then under the File and Folder Tasks, click Delete this file or Delete this folder.
Publish a file or folder over the Internet
Publishing a file or folder in the Internet is very simple and you can do it on your own in a few steps. For this, you can open the 'My Computer' then, you can double-click a drive or folder that you want to open. Now, you need to click the file or folder you want to publish to the web. You can find the File and Folder Tasks and here you can click on either of the options Publish this folder to the Web or click on the Publish this file to the Web. This will open your Web Publishing Wizard; you can follow the simple Wizard prompts to publish the file or folder in the Internet.
To change the name of a file or folder, you can navigate to the file or folder that you want to delete. If the file or folder that you want to delete is in your 'My Documents', you can click Start and open the 'My Documents'. If the desired file or folder is not in the 'My Documents', you can use your Windows Search to find it. Now you can click the file or folder you want to rename, here you can click on the Rename file or folder option under the File and Folder Tasks. Chose an appropriate name for your file or folder then you can press Enter to rename.
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